Consultancy » Natural Disaster Management

A natural disaster is a serious disruption to a community or region caused by the impact of a naturally occurring rapid onset event that threatens or causes death, injury or damage to property or the environment and which requires significant and coordinated multi-agency and community response. Such serious disruption can be caused by any one, or a combination, of: bushfire; earthquake; flood; storm; cyclone; storm surge; landslide; tsunami; meteorite strike; or tornado.

The main elements of disaster management are mitigation, preparedness, response, relief and recovery.

ENSPEC’s natural disaster management is driven by an active and coordinated approach to research and development; data collection and analysis; systematic risk assessments of assets; communication with the public; coordination of resources to manage identified risks; and development, planning and implementation of renewal and recovery programs.

ENSPEC’s natural disaster management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to facilitate activities that will achieve successful management of all aspects of a natural disaster. ENSPEC accomplishes this through the application and integration of a project management process of planning, organising, securing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of client and community specific goals and objectives.

Skilful project management is critical to the successful mitigation and response to a natural disaster, allowing the preparation and recovery programs to run smoothly and ensuring all parameters are met. The primary challenge is to achieve all of the project goals and objectives within the client’s predetermined project constraints including scope, time, budget and community expectations. The secondary and more ambitious challenge is to optimise the allocation and integration of inputs necessary to meet pre-defined objectives. ENSPEC has the experience and expertise in natural disaster management to successfully meet these challenges.


The arboricultural and environmental industries have unique project requirements and outcomes in relation to natural disaster management. ENSPEC has worked closely with a variety of clients in response to a variety of natural disasters over many years and has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the needs, goals, constraints, and community expectations that are associated with natural disasters in relation to trees and the environment. ENSPEC has provided expertise in all phases of Natural Disaster Management commencing back as far the 1983 Ash Wednesday fires and 1984 Floods along the Murray River. ENSPEC most recent involvement has been with the response and recovery from the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires and 2010-2011 Queensland Floods.

ENSPEC offers a fully integrated suite of Natural Disaster Management services enabling us to manage your mitigation, preparation, response and recovery. ENSPEC’s highly trained and experienced staff, and vast range of advanced scientific equipment and software ensure all client needs are satisfied. ENSPEC can provide the following services:

  • Data management, including asset assessments and audits, tree inspections and assessments, data collection, analysis, presentation and mapping, works recommendations, and data export and integration to client’s own system.
  • Utilisation of advanced geospatial data and tools to augment disaster response analyses and their multiple impacts, combined with hazard scenario modeling to allow decision makers to better visualize and understand hazards and their impacts during exercises, as well as before, during, and after an event.
  • Tender management, including tender document design, and tender letting, evaluation and awarding.
  • Community consultation and facilitation of community engagement programs in relation to identified works.
  • Works management, including monitoring the progress of the programmed works and completion to timelines
  • Project reporting, including expenditure against budget, budgetary seasonalisation, Occupational Health and Safety and scope of work and contract requirement non-conformances
  • Auditing for contract compliance, using random sampling methodology and providing comprehensive statistical analyses and detailed information on non-conformances
  • Invoice management, including the processing and approval of invoices, and payment to the sub contractors

ENSPEC has a proven record of dedication and delivering Natural Disaster Management services to clients always ensuring the client key performance indicators are achieved while remembering the outcomes of the community’s needs in difficult times.

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